Why is Ultrasound used to scan the bladder?
Ultrasound is a proven technology based on reflections of ultrasonic waves. Ultrasound is used to non-invasively visualize, monitor and perform measurements in the human body.
For bladder volume measurements, the bladder is differentiated from surrounding tissues by ultrasonic reflections. Its volume is then calculated based on bladder wall detection and a clinically tested algorithm.
Ultrasound bladder scanners are commonly used in acute care, rehabilitation, long-term care environments, urology and gynecology. It is a non-invasive alternative to bladder palpation and intermittent catheterization used to assess (initial) bladder volume, urinary retention and post-void residual volume (PVR).
Ultrasound bladder scanners are an important tool to reduce the Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) and reduce the frequency of unnecessary catheterization.
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